Health / Emotional and sexual life - Tunisia

Reproductive Health Policy in Tunisia: Women's Right to Reproductive Health and Gender Empowerment

30.05.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Although Tunisia is regarded as a pioneer in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of women’s status and rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, evidence points to a number of persisting challenges. This article uses the Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI) to analyze Tunisia’s reproductive health policy between 1994 and 2014. It explores the extent to which reproductive rights have been incorporated into the country’s reproductive health policy, the gaps in the implementation of this policy, and the influence of this policy on gender empowerment. The results reveal that progress has been slow in terms of incorporating reproductive rights into the national reproductive health policy. Furthermore, the implementation of this policy has fallen short, as demonstrated by regional inequities in the accessibility and availability of reproductive health services, the low quality of maternal health care services, and discriminatory practices.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Nada Amroussia, Isabel Goicolea, Alison Hernandez
  • Publishing house : Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 12
  • Language : English


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